Thursday, March 8, 2007

The Bible: Good Luck Charm?

This article by crosswalk.com caught my attention because my friend and internet guru worked for Chick-fil-a while going to college. Anyhow, the story is about a man who is a rather successful owner/operator in Richmond. It would appear that when they were building his first stand-alone restaurant's he and his wife buried a Bible in the foundation under the future location of a register. Now this register is the number eight national grossing register. Of course, you can see the connection they are starting to make. God blessed that register because they buried a Bible under it. Good grief, does the worship of holy relics never cease? Buried under the restaurant that bible is of no use to anybody. To paraphrase Paul, if they can't read it, how are they going to see the one who called them?

Of course, this is only part of the story. They mainly credit God's blessings on the owner's promise. God does bless things just because we make a promise. That is foolishness, we break our promises more often than we keep them.

My thoughts is the blessing is in how the owner is using his vocation to God's glory. The owner hosts a bible study during the week and offers a free breakfast for all attending. I wish more Lutheran store owners would do the same. Maybe more people would hear good Gospel instead of Osteen's feel good self-help manure.

2 comments:

jWinters said...

Hah! It's the Evangelical "St. Joseph Statue" ( http://www.stjosephstatue.com/ ). But you're right, the guy may be whacked out in burying the Bible - but many a Lutheran "bury" their Bibles and don't have Bible Studies during the week when they could. p.s. I think I have the Chick-fil-a founder's book somewhere around here.
jW

Dr. Luther in the 21st Century said...

Too true. It is a struggle to get people to bring their own Bibles to Sunday School.